Real falcon hunting exhibition Sunday behind the County Museum

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Here’s something you won’t see every day, and it’s something you should put on your calendar, particularly if you have kids. And it’s perfectly priced–free, as are all programs at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County.

On Sunday, October 1st at 1pm, West Coast Falconry and the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County will present the program Hunting with Falcons. West Coast Falconry will give a talk about the ancient and modern sport of Falconry in the United States. Learn how Falconry is a viable hunting sport that has its own season and bag limits, just like gun and bow hunters. Falconry has a unique role not only in hunting, but in wildlife and habitat preservation. Meet the hawks and falcons traditionally used in hunting today as well as some falconers from the Yuba/Sutter area. Cameras are encouraged, there will be a flight demonstration as well.

This program will be held in Howard Harter Memorial Park, which is located directly behind the Museum. Please use the parking lot in front of the Museum.

This talk relates directly to the current temporary exhibit at the Community Memorial Museum, which will be open for viewing before, during and following the program. The exhibit, The History of Hunting in Yuba-Sutter, is our fifth annual art/history exhibit, and includes work by local and regional artists. Included artists are Paul Boehmke, Max Komissarchik, Luisa Leger, Patris, and Don Payne. Also included is local taxidermy by Greg Murphy, historic photos from the Museum’s collection, antique duck decoys on loan from Al Montna, and other historic items related to hunting in the area.

The History of Hunting in Yuba-Sutter will be on display at the Museum through November 5th. The art is available for purchase during the exhibit, with some of the proceeds benefiting the Museum.

The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Regular open hours are Tuesday-Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-4pm. Admission is free. For more information, call the Museum at 530.822.7141 or visit us at www.suttercountymuseum.org.

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